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Tomb of Dracula #60: Review

Sep 1977
Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan

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The Wrath of Dracula!

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4.5 stars

Tomb of Dracula #60 Review by (November 23, 2021)

Review: Pure anger is the mood of this issue and it is nightmarish indeed. And there’s an epilogue featuring Domini’s poignant plea to avoid the fate she knows is coming. More on that next issue and we also learn that Dracula’s wrath has lasted for two days and Janus is already buried and with a carved tombstone. Never seen it done that quickly in real life.

Comments: Rachel van Helsing and Blade appear but do not have speaking parts. Several word balloons on page 4, when Dracula is contemplating the portrait of Christ, look like they have been relettered, implying a change of dialogue from the original script.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Tomb of Dracula #60 Synopsis by Peter Silvestro

His son having been killed, Dracula’s rage takes over and he orders Domini out of the room lest he harm her too. The vampire lord smashes all of the church furniture, while pausing to gaze at the portrait of Christ and reflect on how only heaven’s power has ever overcome his. He recalls his first wife, a weak woman he married because of a political arrangement; he delighted in tormenting her while cheating with other women. An image of his daughter Lilith, whose mother he drove to suicide, appears before him, taunting him and he recalls the time when she vowed to kill all of Dracula’s victims before he could feast on them, driving him to a slow death by starvation. He eventually led her to London where he maneuvered her into being impaled on one of the hands of Big Ben….

Dracula’s anger raises a nightmarish storm over Boston, as noted by Quincy Harker, Frank Drake, Blade, and Rachel van Helsing. Dracula recalls the murder of his second, beloved wife Maria by their Turkish captors and his rescue of his first son who would turn against him. In the throes of self-pity, he attacks a man in the street, then a woman but learns she had her son with her; he briefly mistakes this boy for Janus but soon comes to his senses and flees. He stands atop a tower, calling on the gods to kill him but instead, the storm stops and the sky clears. He knows that God will allow him no respite and vows to defeat God with Domini at his side….

Domini kneels by her son’s grave, knowing he will soon return and pleading with him to love his father as he is loved in returns and not to make her choose between the two of them. But she knows what will happen….

Gene Colan
Tom Palmer
Marie Severin
Gene Colan (Cover Penciler)
Tom Palmer (Cover Inker)
Tom Palmer (Cover Colorist)
Letterer: Joe Rosen.


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(Eric Brooks)

Plus: Domini, Janus Tepes (Son of Dracula).

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